Argentina and Chile mountain border reopens after heavy snowfall | Inquirer News

Argentina and Chile mountain border reopens after heavy snowfall

/ 07:38 AM July 23, 2022
Vehicles travel by the route 7 to cross the international land border "Cristo Redentor" between Argentina and Chile, which had been closed due to weather conditions, in Los Andes, Mendoza, Argentina July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Maximiliano Rios

Vehicles travel by the route 7 to cross the international land border “Cristo Redentor” between Argentina and Chile, which had been closed due to weather conditions, in Los Andes, Mendoza, Argentina July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Maximiliano Rios

The main mountain border pass between Chile and Argentina reopened this week after a heavy snowfall in the Andes forced it to shutter for about two weeks, stranding thousands of trucks.

The backed-up vehicles have been slowly wending their way along the serpentine road, known as “Los Libertadores,” since the pass was reopened on Wednesday. Some of the drivers had been waiting for days.

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The long waits provoked widespread anger among drivers.

“The authorities, the agencies are not concerned, both on the Argentinean and Chilean side, about improving the infrastructure, we are tired of complaining a thousand times,” said Angel, a 42-year-old bus driver.

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